Tuesday, July 21, 2015
NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2015
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NRA Foundation Awards $15,000 in College Scholarships
FAIRFAX, Va. – The NRA Foundation has awarded $15,000 in scholarships to attendees of last summer’s 2014 Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) through the Y.E.S. Grand Scholarship program.
At the conclusion of Y.E.S., a seven-day educational experience in Washington, DC, for high school students, participants have the opportunity to compete in the Y.E.S. Grand Scholarship for financial aid paid directly to the accredited college or technical school of their choice. Over a period of nine months, students competing for the scholarship must introduce NRA programs into their communities and create a portfolio documenting the experience.
Recipients of the 2014 Y.E.S. Grand Scholarship performed a number of activities to promote firearm safety and raise money for shooting sports programs, including hosting Eddie Eagle GunSafe® classes at local elementary schools and children’s programs, joining a Friends of NRAcommittee, and establishing a 4-H shooting club.
“The Youth Education Summit has awarded more than $460,000 in college scholarships over its 20-year history,” said Executive Director of NRA General Operations Kyle Weaver. “We are proud to assist the next generation of competitive shooters, hunters, and firearms enthusiasts pursue their dreams through higher education.”
2014 Y.E.S. Grand Scholarship:
$3,500 – Bradley Petras, Slidell, Louisiana
$3,500 – Lydia Macfarlan, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
$2,000 – Emma McCormick, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
$2,000 – Kiara Parks, Amelia, Ohio
$1,000 – Grace Jahn, Alpine, Texas
$1,000 – Cybil Kallevig, Kandiyohi, Minnesota
$1,000 – Maggie Root, Santa Clara, Utah
$500 – Ian Quimby, Idleyld Park, Oregon
$500 – Victoria Hrach, Smithton, Pennsylvania
Honorable Mention – Emma Hales, Colfax, California
Funding for Y.E.S. and the Y.E.S. Grand Scholarship is provided by The NRA Foundation. Visit www.friendsofnra.org/yes for more information.
Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of the National Rifle Association and other organizations. These activities promote firearms and hunting safety, enhance shooting sports, and educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological and artistic context.
For more information, visit the NRA Foundation website at www.nrafoundation.org or call 800-672-4521 for more information.
About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit http://nra.org.